Charlotte L. Hudson, 60, transcriber of Braille

September 24, 2002

Charlotte L. Hudson, a Braille transcriber and college administrative assistant, died Saturday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 60 and lived in Hamilton.

Mrs. Hudson was certified as a Library of Congress Braille transcriber in 1976 and worked in that field for the Internal Revenue Service, the Maryland School for the Blind and Essex Community College, where she also was chief secretary for the allied health services department.

As a young woman, she was a secretary at Ferris, Baker Watts, a downtown Baltimore investment firm, and at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point.

Born Charlotte Exter in Baltimore and raised on Mary Avenue, she was a 1960 graduate of Eastern High School. She later attended Essex Community College.

A seamstress who made stuffed animals and did cross-stitch work, Mrs. Hudson also collected about 500 turtle figurines and kept live turtles.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Evans Chapel of Memories, 8800 Harford Road.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, George F. Hudson; two daughters, Jenifer Boehm of White Hall and Tammy Kappauf of Pasadena; her father, Charles A. Exter of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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